Back Country Horsemen of America®

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BCH of California Takes the Lead in Leave No Trace Stock Use Education
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Back Country Horsemen of California Takes the Lead in Leave No Trace Stock Use Education As they preserve our right to ride horses on public lands, Back Country Horsemen of America also embrace and promote responsible recreation. The seven Leave No Trace principles are practical guidelines to help all users make better choices to minimize the impact of their presence … Read More

BCH of Kansas Saves Honeybee Hive
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Back Country Horsemen of America preserves our right to ride horses on public lands, and seeks to inspire respect and appreciation for the wild lands that are fast disappearing. Those untouched landscapes and everything in them are a valuable resource, even the insects. Honeybees are responsible for the pollination of around a third of our country’s crop varieties, such as … Read More

BCHA founder, Ken Ausk from Columbia Falls, Montana Passes
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We are deeply saddened that one of our BCHA founders, Ken Ausk from Columbia Falls, Montana passed away Sunday evening surrounded by his family.  Ken was feeling well Saturday taking care of his horses and watching Montana football on TV. Later that evening, Ken suffered a stroke.  Ken was 80 years old and married to his sweetheart Phyllis. He was … Read More

The Horse Owners Guide to Water Quality Protection
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The Horse Owners Guide to Water Quality Protection is an excellent resource document from the Council of Bay Area Resource Conservation Districts (CA) 2002 Horse owners can reduce the need for further regulation by taking responsibility to manage horse waste, limit erosion, control storm water runoff, and protect creeks and waterways. With an expanding urban environment, horse owners must diligently … Read More